January 11, 2022
How does United Way decide where and how funds are distributed to the nonprofit agencies that we support?
United Way prides itself on being committed to ensuring that donor dollars and funds raised are utilized and distributed in a fiscally responsible and efficient way with great attention to our community’s most critical needs. Every year, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region forms a Budget and Allocations Committee to help us decide how monies should be allocated to nonprofit agencies that have applied for funding.
How is the process conducted, and what does the B&A Committee do?
The Budget and Allocations process runs from April – June. We first form a B&A Committee consisting of 9 panels with members from Montgomery, Houston, and Stewart counties. Each panel will have a Panel Chair, a financial member, and 3 additional members. Members attend a mandatory training/orientation. Then, applications from the nonprofit agencies are divided between the panels. Panel members will review the applications which include operations and financials of the agencies, as well as conduct site visits and interviews with each. Recommendations of the committee will then be presented to the board by the Panel Chairs for approval to decide how funds raised will be allocated to the agencies.
What’s in it for you?
Everyone already knows that volunteering your time and knowledge is good for the heart and soul! Additionally, by being a member of the UWGCR Budget and Allocations Committee, your work will be imperative for ensuring that our community’s most critical needs are being met. You’ll also get a bird’s eye view into the work our nonprofit agencies do in the community and gain knowledge on how United Way works as well. (It’s also not a bad thing to add to your resume!)
How do you join?
Becoming a Budget & Allocations Committee member is easy (and if you’re in the financial industry, we really want to hear from you!). All that is required is a commitment to bettering our community, some business knowledge and a little of your time. For a list of the committee member responsibilities and the B&A session schedule, click here. To apply, complete the Budget and Allocations Panel Member Profile and email to Valerie Guzman at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call us at (931)647-4291, and we will be happy to answer any questions. The deadline to submit your member profile is February 28, 2022!